Freight Car Photos of the Teen's and Twenties
Boston Public Library- Leslie Jones Collection

This collection from eastern Massachusetts spans into the 1930's and a bit beyond; the bulk are from 1920-1939.  A few BPL images taken by photographers other than Mr. Jones are also included at the bottom of this page.

08_06_000010: B&M MOW F M3924, 10/30/30
*08_06_000288: B&M MOW G M3930, 1936
08_06_000329: NH V, NH XM 78615, NH XM 93280, XM 84xxx, 1923
08_06_000334: T?, no date
08_06_000347: NYDX R 1018, MDT R 18602, NYDX? R 142xx, MDT R, 1/23/30
08_06_000350: NYNH&H R, 1923
08_06_000354: NH XM 93230, 8/1924
08_06_000356: MDT R 22720, 2 XM?, MEC XM 33147, NYCS XM, 1/23/30
08_06_000357: 2 XM?, 1/23/30
08_06_000359: CM&StP XM 93022, 6/25/28
08_06_000363: B&A MOW F, 1918
08_06_000366: IC XA 1025xx, N&W XA, XA?, 10/13/32
08_06_000367: PRR X25A, PRR X29 568127, NH XM, PRR G 440277, SOU XA 340251, PRR X23, 3 SAL V, more distant, 1933-35
08_06_000373: NH XM 168616, no date
08_06_000379: PRR H, B&M caboose, 1933
08_06_000381: XM?, BR&P XM 3129, SP XM 15089, XM?, NH XM 74xx2,
08_06_000393: XM?, 2 BAR XM, XM?, 9/28/28
08_06_000394: 2 BAR XM, G?, 9/28/28
08_06_000397: NH XM 79696, GT XM 103654, 1923
08_06_000398: NH R 22420, 1923
08_06_000404: PRR GLA 166369, MEC R 32060, MEC XM 30202, LIRR G 5xx.., 3/3/30
08_06_000412: PRR H, B&M caboose, 1933
08_06_000418: SSW XM 17164, LV XM 71445, 1920
08_06_000443: NH XM 93230, 8/1924
08_06_000468: CNJ HM, BR&P HE, PL (PRR) HM x4932, G?, LV XM xx586, NH XM,
*08_06_000471: NH XM 22105, no date
08_06_000476: DL&W HM 80098, RDG HM 86948, CN XM 426222, C&I HM 1980, RDG HM, 1929
08_06_000490: burned T's & XM's, 6/1932
08_06_000491: 4 T? 2 XM?, B&M XM, 6/1932
08_06_000492: NH XM, burned T's & XM's, 6/1932
08_06_000494: MEC x213x, XM?, MEC XM 32373, more distant, 1929
08_06_000501: 3 NH XM, NH V, NH XM 78615, NH XM 93280, XM 84xxx, 1923
*08_06_000504: NH XM 79696, MEC XM, 1923
08_06_000523: IC XA 1025xx, N&W XA, XA?, 10/13/32
08_06_000527: B&M milk 12597, 3 milk, 9/3/24
08_06_000529: IC XA 1025xx, N&W XA, XA?, 10/13/32
08_06_000534: NH XM 71741, no date
08_06_000535: NYC S 24532, R?, XM?, no date
08_06_000540: PRR X25A, PRR X29 568127, NH XM, PRR G 440277, SOU XA 340251, PRR X23, 3 SAL V, more distant, 1933-35
*08_06_000542: B&M XM 65146, 1922-24
*08_06_000544: B&M XM 65146, 1922-24
08_06_000545: IC XA, no date
08_06_000546: DL&W HM 80098, RDG HM 86948, CN XM 426222, C&I HM 1980, 9/1929
08_06_000550: CB&Q R, NYC XM 142012, 7/8/1919
08_06_000553: SDRX T 13821, B&M XM 61538, 4/18/28
08_06_000554: BAR XM 9615, BAR XM 1108x, BAR XM, 1922
08_06_000555: BAR XM 1108x, BAR XM, 1922
08_06_004404: LS&MS R 145065, B&M G 23834, 7/25/14
08_06_004452: PRR Xl 21039, 6/27/29
08_06_004486: GATX T 23348, 1933
08_06_006036: B&M Xm, B&M Xm 60417, B&M Xm 6xxxx, CV Xm 82513, 1924
08_06_006129: CV Xm 82513, B&M Xm 6xxxx, 1924
08_06_006208: Tm, GPRX Tm 30xx, 1924
08_06_006209: Tm, 1924
08_06_006221: B&M Xm 6xxxx, CV Xm 82513, 1924
08_06_006966: MDT R 20524, MDT R, NYC G, 2/10/1929
08_06_006972: PFE R, ART R 14279, 3 R, 1924
08_06_006980: SRL R 663, URTC R x301x (Carnation Milk,) NWX R ?2623, 2 R, 3/29/32
08_06_006986: MDT R 22630, MDT R 21633, SFRD R, R, 2/30
08_06_006994: SRL R 663, URTC R x301x (Carnation Milk,) NWX R ?2623, 2 R, 3/29/32
08_06_007012: CP R, MDT R, NYDX R 1194, MDT R, 3/30
08_06_007034: MDT R 154478, CP R, 2 R, 1/30/30
08_06_007051: CP R 287xxx, MDT R 155789, NYDX R, MDT R, 3/30
08_06_007054: PFE R, ART R 14279, 3 R, 1924
08_06_007060: C&O XM, B&O XM, CP XM 85294, B&M XM 70219CT, B&M XM, 1924
08_06_007073: PFE R, ART R 14279, 3 R, 1924
08_06_007094: NYCS XM, C&O XM, B&O XM, CP XM 85294, B&M XM 70219CT, B&M XM, 1924 check the C&O & B&O XM's
08_06_007095: PFE R, ART R 14279, 3 R, 1924
08_06_007115: MDT R 154478, CP R, R, 1/30/30
08_06_007195: XM, NH XM, MDT R 156060, XM, R, many more distant, 1927
08_06_007896: Navy Yard F 222, 3/1927
08_06_007971: Navy Yard F 222, Navy Yard F 212, 3/1927
08_06_007972: Navy Yard F 222, Navy Yard F 212, 3/1927
08_06_007973: Navy Yard F 222, 3/1927
08_06_008325: 2 B&A XM, no date
08_06_008360: NYC XM 51351, 10/18/16
08_06_008632: >100 cars, ca. 1930
08_06_014066: PFE R, SLSF XM, more distant, undated
08_06_014068: MEC LP 7012, after 1926
08_06_014070: NH G 56510, early 20's
08_06_014072: many XM distant, 1935
08_06_014086: Navy Yard F 212, undated
08_06_014110: same as 08_06_014072?
08_06_014119: B&M wuf XM, PRR XL 13007, PRR X29 570994, NH XM 87637, PRR X29, more XM distant, ca 1925
08_06_014124: NH XM 169714, more distant, 1930
08_06_014128: NH G 17352, and others, 1/1930
08_06_014148: XM, NYC XM, B&A XM, 3/2/32
08_06_014284: Navy Yard F 133, 1917
08_06_014745: BAR F, MEC F 7895, 2 F?, 1934-6
08_06_014756: MEC F 78xx, B&M F 3x58x, 2 F?, ca 1930
08_06_015456: GATX Tm 7764, GATX Tm, 5/17/31
08_06_015531: NH & Pullman passenger equipment, 1/28/30
08_06_016805: R, SOU Xm 158035, CNJ Xm, Monon Xm, R, L&N Va 15122, R, CGW Xm, NH Xm, a whole bunch of identifiable cars ca. 1926- needs more work!
08_06_016840: Navy Yard F 2xx, 3/1927
08_06_016903: 7/21/32a whole bunch of cars, but much blurrier.
08_06_017461: 7/21/32same day as 016903, but much clearer!
08_06_017462: 7/21/32like 017461, slightly less clear.
08_06_018223: ATSF XM (rebuilt USRA DS,) 1947
08_06_018240: NYC XM 119042, 1951
08_06_018252: NYC Lot 808-B, C&O XM 16597, SOU XM 10597, ca. 1956
08_06_018259: G?, PRR G 346869, 5/8/47
08_06_018260: B&M milk car, 3/17/38
08_06_018265: CN XM, 1954
08_06_018270: ATSF XM (rebuilt USRA DS,) 1947
08_06_018294: RI XM x5x64, DT&I XM x7300, 1947-9
08_06_018297: B&M MOW F M3817, B&M XM, B&M XM 71368, B&M XM, NH XM 71934, 2 XM?, NH XM, XM?, B&M XM (72000 series,) B&M USRA XM, B&O XM, PRR X29, 2 XM?, DT&I XM (round roof,) DT&I XM, ERIE XA 98506, ca. 1939
08_06_018298: B&M XM 72721, 3 XM?, B&M XM (USRA,) B&M XM (72000 series,) ca. 1939
08_06_018299: B&M MOW F M3817, B&M XM 72721, B&M XM 71368, B&M XM, NH XM 71934, 2 XM?, NH XM, XM?, B&M XM (72000 series,) B&M USRA XM, B&O XM, PRR X29, 2 XM?, DT&I XM (round roof,) DT&I XM, ERIE XA 98506, ca. 1939
08_06_018300: B&M MOW F M3817, B&M XM 71368, ca. 1939
08_06_018301: B&M XM 72721, 3 XM?, B&M XM (USRA,) XM?, ca. 1939
08_06_018302: ERIE XA, 98506, NH XM 68269, more behind (incl B&M XM and B&M USRA,) ca. 1939
08_06_018303: B&M XM (72000 series,) B&M USRA XM, B&O XM, PRR X29, XM?, ca. 1939
08_06_018304: B&M XM 72721, B&M XM 71368, B&M XM, NH XM 71934, 2 XM?, B&M XM (USRA,) B&M XM (72000 series,) B&O XM, PRR X29, 2 XM?, DT&I XM (round roof,) DT&I XM, ERIE XA 98506, ca. 1939
08_06_018306: CP XA 29906x, NADX R 3549, PRR X25 36347, CP XM 172654, XM?, CP XM, DSDX 703, 11/8/37
08_06_018307: MDT R xxx66, 1936
08_06_018315: WM HM 10452, postwar (diesel seen)
08_06_018321: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018322: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018323: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018324: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018325: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018326: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018327: CV XM 40002, 1926
08_06_018334: CP XM 172654, XM?, CP XM, CP XM 226728, DSDX 703, 11/8/37
08_06_018335: CP XA 29906x, NADX R 3549, PRR X25 36347, CP XM 172654, XM?, DSDX 703, 11/8/37
08_06_018336: CP XA 29906x, NADX R 3549, PRR X25 36347, CP XM 172654, XM?, DSDX 703, 11/8/37
08_06_018337: PRR X25 36347, CP XM 172654, XM?, CP XM, DSDX 703, 11/8/37
08_06_018338: CP XM 172654, XM?, CP XM, 11/8/37
08_06_018339: CP XA 29906x, NADX R 3549, PRR X25 36347, CP XM 172654, XM?, 11/8/37
08_06_021652: B&M F 30656, B&M F, no date
08_06_032397: N&W XM, B&O XM 275032, SAL XM, NH XM, T?, SAL XM 18141, B&O XM, SP XM 23259, AT&SF XM, NYC BOX, CN XM, SOU SU XM, XA?, MEC XM, more distant, 4/1948
08_06_032434: Postwar yard image, GN XM 46193, many more distant, no date
08_06_032511: RDG XM 106426, rebuilt XM, FGEX R, N&W XM, B&O M26 275032, WM XM, NYNH&H 30745, T, SAL XM 18141, B&O M53, SP XM 33259, rebuilt XM, NYC XM, CN XM, many more distant, 4/1948
08_06_032922: 2 G, 6 XM, no date
08_06_032962: 2 G, no date
08_06_032965: 2 G, no date
08_06_033120: PRR GR 338564, NJ G 85969, G?, DL&W G, RDG G, 3 G?, 1/26/37more to see in back!
08_06_033122: PRR G x62375, PRR G, 1/26/37
08_06_033311: XM, SLSF XM, NYC XM, 1936
08_06_032455: NH G 59085, 1/1958
08_06_033490: O&W HM 18601, LV HM 16891, 1938
08_06_033491: O&W HM 18601, LV HM 16891, 1938
08_06_033948: Rut F 2743, 1930's
08_06_033949: Rut F 2743, 1930's
08_06_034659: MC XM, no date
08_06_034666: PRR G 371371, 1954
08_06_034670: 2 BAR SoM XI, CP minibox, 1945-9
08_06_036084: Nice yard shot, many identifiable cars, 4/1948
08_06_036092: B&M G 81xxx, PM G 10774, 2 G, 1918-20

Boston Wharf Co. Collection:
10_06_000009: R 9xx55, GT XM 15233, after 1906
10_06_000065: M&O XM, B&O XM 165432, NH XM 76987, B&M XM, NH XM, after 1905
10_06_000077: NH XM 86299, B&M F 31796, no date
10_06_000087: NH XM 76xxx, NYCS XM, XM, no date
10_06_000093: B&O XM 57185, ERIE XM 72467, ERIE XM 100133, no date
10_06_000105: ACL V 25544, 1900-07

Stereograph Collection:
06_11_002091: Ore cars, ca. 1905
06_11_002125: Hopper cars, 48188, 48941, 48036, ca. 1909
06_11_002914: L&N H 16155?, L&N H, L&N H 37465, no date
06_11_002915: L&N H 16155?, L&N H, L&N H 37465, no date

Marstons Mills Historical Society Photograph Collection
MM 0107: XM?, UTLX T, 1930's

Boston Pictorial Archive:
08_02_000601: Aerial yard image, East Boston, 1925
08_02_003000: B&A XM 39208, ca. 1900
08_02_004585: B&A F 2678, 3/24/1890
08_02_004594: B&A F 2678, 3/24/1890

Warren Parker Collection:
LS0593: IC X, 3/19
LS1116: LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
LS1117: LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
LS1118: SSW XM 1718x, LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
LS1119: NH XM 508974, 8/26/20
LS1120: unk XM, 8/26/20
LS1121: SSW XM 1718x, LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
LS1592: NH F 25030, NH F 25007, 12 more NH F, no date
N1088: NH F 25030, NH F 25007, 12 more NH F, no date
N1090: NH F 25005, no date
N1094: 2 NH F, no date
N0770A: SSW XM 1718x, LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
N0770B: SSW XM 1718x, LV XM 71145, XM?, 8/26/20
N0770C: SSW XM 1718x, LV XM 71145, XM?, 8/26/20
N0770D: NH XM 508974, LV XM 71145, 8/26/20
N0770E: unk XM, 8/26/20

Truro, Massachusetts Historical Postcard Collection:
1907 016 063: LV HM 18991, ca. 1914
1907 016 110: PRR R7, GT XM 102803, more distant (maybe LV 18991,) ca. 1914

Trustees' Library, McKim Construction Photos
06_03_000119: Milford Pink Granite Co Derrick 1, B&A F 2695, 10/10/1889
06_03_000122: Milford Pink Granite Co Derrick 1, 10/20/1889
06_03_000157: B&A F 2678, 3/24/1890
06_03_000160: B&A F 2678, 3/24/1890
06_03_000279: Milford Pink Granite Co Derrick 1, 10/20/1889
06_03_000314: Milford Pink Granite Co Derrick 1, B&A F 2695, 10/20/1889
06_03_000335: B&A F 2678, 3/24/1890

Edgar Sutton Dorr Photograph Collection
10_11_000130: B&A FM 2540 with pavers, FM 22xx with pavers, 2 MDT R, WAB VM70002, LS&MS G, B&A 2786, B&MA dump cars, B&A FM 204x, B&A FM 267x, D&H XM 3967, LS&MS SM, 1890's?
10_11_000131: B&A Xm 11203, NYC&HR 55836,
10_11_000135: LV Xm 69106,

Longmeadow Historical Society: Emerson Collection
0/62: DL&W XM, MC XM 49614, CV XM 61146, NYC&HR XM 57382, BIG4 XM 46266, NYC&HR XM, no date (pre-1911)
104/129: MC XM 50126, 2/24/11

Lawrence History Center Photograph Collection:
1996_124_207: R. LOCO EX. CO. F 22, ca. 1900
1996_124_208: R. LOCO EX. CO. F 22, ca. 1900

1995_088_001: ca.1914
    First track, left & right: B&M XM, B&M XM, B&M GM, SC XM, B&A XM 37018, DL&W XM, -break-, G, B&M XM
    Second track, right only: B&A XM, B&A XM, NYC XM, B&M XM, more distant
    Third track, center: ERIE XM, B&M XM 65739, B&M XM 62383, B&M XM 67902
    Fourth track, center & right: 3 XM, NH XM 79025, B&M XM, B&M XM 47xxx, B&M XM, SC XM, BAR XM, MEC XM, NH XM, more distant
    Fifth track, center & right: many unreadable XM
    Sixth track, center & right: BAR XM, many unreadable XM
    Seventh track, center & right: B&M XM 12465, many unreadable XM
    Eighth track, center then obscured: many unreadable XM
    Ninth track, center then obscured: B&M XM 48368, B&M XM 63614, many unreadable XM
    Tenth track, left then center: GT XM 18910, XM, B&M XM, gap, B&M XM 46786, SC XM some number visible, 2 unreadable XM
    Eleventh track, left & center: 2 XM, 2 B&M XM, B&M XM 62446, SAL VM 22731, B&M XM 47632, B&M XM 49011, 4 XM, 2 B&M XM
    Twelfth track, left: CNW XM, 4 XM
    Thirteenth track, left: B&M XM, XM, B&M GS, gap, XM
    Fourteenth track, left: XM, XA, 2 XM, XM see herald
    Fifteenth track, left: G, CRI&P XF
    Sixteenth track, left: 6 XM, MEC XM, CB&Q XM
    Left far rear: 3 XM
    Left-center far rear: B&M XM, 2 XM
    Right-center far rear: B&M GM 21xxx, FM

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Posted 4/11/17.  Updated 2/11/18.  Maintained by Earl Tuson